Lake City, FL

Population: 12,137 livability score shield

Key findings

  • Lake City has a Livability Score of 63/100, which is considered below average
  • Lake City crime rates are 223% higher than the Florida average
  • Cost of living in Lake City is 13% lower than the Florida average
  • Lake City real estate prices are 40% lower than the Florida average
  • Rental prices in Lake City are 25% lower than the Florida average

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      Not the Best Place in the World
      Caught in between homes, we had to get a room in Lake City for a few months. This is our experience.

      The Good
      1. The people are warm and sweet for the most part.
      2. Hwy 90 has plenty of restaurants and hotels to choose from.

      The Bad
      1. The NOISE! Trucks are rigged to disturb the peace.

      2. Large populations of stray cats live around the dumpsters (@ Sonny's BBQ), so do the gopher rats (between Days Inn & Holiday Inn Express).

      3. Motels are home to rat droppings and roaches NOT cockroaches, the nasty roaches that raid your kitchen.

      4. Walmart and surrounding stores are usually low on inventory or have unuseful selections.

      5. Did I mention the noise!? Mornings at 6 and evenings at 6 the thoughtful residents of Lake City greet you with the gift of noise with their muffler-less noise parades and races, up and down HWY 90 especially on Saturday nights.

      Enjoy your stay.
      You Have Been Warned.
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      How to Enjoy Your Stay in Lake City, FL
      Lake City has great weather and a wealth of activities that the whole family will love.

      Webb's Antique Mall is an interesting shopping experience; you'll find exotic and quirky items that will be a great conversation piece when you feature them as part of your home decor. You can also check out Painting With a Twist with family and friends to make pottery or a portrait while spending quality time with loved ones.

      If you want to see the natural attractions Lake City has to offer, make sure that a visit to Osceola National Forest is on your list of things to do. You can either walk or drive through the park to look at the exquisite trees and watch the sunset. To end a great evening in the city, check out Halpatter Brewing Company to taste the variety of beers that are brewed locally and get inspiration for pairing these beverages with both casual and gourmet meals.
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      Source: The Lake City, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).